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Your November 5th & 6th Weekend Guide to Central New Jersey's Local Happenings

Cathy Cooper

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background.

Cathy comes to the Weiniger Group with a varied background.

Jan 24 6 minutes read

Cheers to another weekend! Check out the best spots to celebrate and enjoy the wonderful weekend. Here are the upcoming happenings and events that we came across in Central New Jersey!

Areas we cover each week include:

Basking Ridge | Bedminster  | Berkeley Heights | Bernardsville | Bridgewater | Green Brook | Long Hill | Warren | Watchung | Fanwood | Far Hills |  Millburn | New Providence | Scotch Plains | Summit | Westfield

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1. Watchung Day

When: Nov 5, 2016 at 10:00am (Free Event)

Where: Watchung Reservation, 452 New Providence Road

Be a part of this interactive family festival happening this weekend! Take part in fun activities for adults and kids alike, including BB, archery, outdoor cooking, STEM fun, crafts, sports, field games, nature activities and more. 

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2. Westfield Weavers Holiday Show & Sale

When: Nov 5, 2016 at 10:00am (Free Event)

Where: Springfield Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue Springfield, NJ 07081

Looking for some unique giveaways for the holidays season? If you fancy handwoven wearables, table linens, jewelry, baby gifts, handknit items and more,  try handcrafting with friends and attend Weaving and Spinning Demonstrations promoting Fiber Arts at the Springfield Public Library. 

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3. Literary Café

When: Nov 5, 2016 at 10:15am (Free Event)

Where: Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ07016

If you love books, then you won't want to miss out on this event! No need to sign up, and no reading required. It is a very simple event for book lovers who just want to share the books they like! Bookworms can mingle with other bookworms and talk about BOOKS! 

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4. Sensory-Friendly Art Class

When: November 5, 2016 10:00am to 10:45am 

Where: SCLSNJ's Bridgewater Library branch 1 Vogt Drive Bridgewater, NJ

This event is specially designed for children and teens on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. There will be a number of stations where the different type of activities are available, allowing the kids to practice their creativity and explore the world of art. Children of all ages, family members, siblings, and kids are all welcome.

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5. Jersey Girl Brewing To Be Featured at Basking Ridge Beer Festival

When: Saturday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Where: St. James School Gym, 200 So. Finley Ave, Basking Ridge.

Featuring Jersey Girl Brewing of Hackettstown (a company that is inspired by their love for good beer), this event is all about sharing the rich beer culture that's developing now in NJ. Enjoy their King Gambrinus (Belgian Tripel)  that won the People's Choice award at 2016 Big Brew Beer Fall Festival.

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6. Family Fun Day featuring Mark Teixeira

When: November 5, 2016 10:00am - 02:00pm

Where: Stonecrest Community Church, Technology Drive North, Warren, NJ, United States

Take your family out to The Family Fun Day and let your kids enjoy the food vendors, inflatable obstacle course, raffle baskets, and competitive games. With NY Yankee Mark Teixeira as the guest speaker, all game winners will receive a Mark Teixeira autographed baseball along with the opportunity to take a photo with him. 

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7. Preschool Showcase

When: Nov 5, 2016 at 9:00am (Free Event)

Where: The Montessori Children’s Academy, 286 Main StreetChatham, NJ 07928

The Chatham Newcomers and Social Club is proud to sponsor this event catering to all local parents who want to get more information about the schools around Chatham and Madison area, including schools from New Providence, Florham Park, Summit, and Short Hills. 20+ area nursery and preschools will be available in this event! 

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8. Vendor/Craft Fair

When: Saturday, Nov. 5 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

 Where: 651 Country Club Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Time to get busy before the whole world does. Start holiday shopping as early as now at the Country Club Road Bridgewater,NJ. This event is hosted by the Bridgewater United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 5 and will offer a variety of goods available for grabs. Pieces of jewelry, household items, handmade crafts are just a few of the goods you can find. In this case, saving while you shop is actually happening this weekend, which is fast approaching. 

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9. 12th Annual Hub City Jazz Festival

When: November 5 - 6, 2016 - Click here for the schedule

Where: 56 Congress Street, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey 07105

Secure your wristband and stomp the yard through the four bars in Newark’s Ironbound District. Access the best foods and drinks that are featured and some that are even for free. Visit the best after dark spots and get a chance to take advantage of their happy hour pricing. 

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10. New Jersey Family Pet Show in Somerset County NJ

When: November 05 - 6, 2016, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (free)

Where: The Garden State Expo Center : 50 Atrium Drive Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Gear up for a show that's jam-packed with demonstrations, exhibitions, and special attractions! Spectators will get a kick out of alpacas, rabbit hopping, and reptile shows. This exhibit is an enjoyable and educational family-friendly activity.

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